Shrek! (Book & CD Set)

William Steig, Read by Stanley Tucci

Macmillan Young Listeners

Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig’s SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.


Praise for Shrek! (Book & CD Set)

"Shrek! is full of clever wordplay and colorful descriptions." - Parents' Choice, Silver Honor

“The big green guy made his debut in a picture book 11 years before the movie hit theaters. In this updated book/CD set, actor Stanley Tucci does a funny reading.” – Scholastic Parent & Child, Editors' Choice

“…Bring home a paperback and CD  and have none other than Stanley Tucci stand in for you with a hilarious reading.” - Oppenheim Toy Portfolio on Book and CD Set, 2009 Best Audio, Platinum Award Winner

"Steig's small gem... is masterfully narrated by actor Stanley Tucci...[Tucci] revels in every bit of Steig's humor, ensuring that listeners of all ages will, too." - AudioFile on Book and CD set, Earphones Award Winner
“Sure to enchant any child lucky enough to read it . . . Such an ingratiating, cheery book that no one will be able to resist it.”—The Washington Post Book World
“Steig’s epigrammatic genius is given full rein in this engrossing and satisfying tale.”—Publishers Weekly

“An original—and comical—reexamination of the reverse world of monsterdom.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Steig’s inimitable wit and artistic dash have never been sharper or more expertly blended.”—School Library Journal
"Stanley Tucci reading William Steig's Shrek! was guaranteed to brighten the face of any child who saw the film versions without ever hearing the source material." —Winston-Salem Journal

Reviews from Goodreads



  • William Steig, Read by Stanley Tucci

  • William Steig carved out dual careers as both a highly respected and entertaining cartoonist and an award-winning, bestselling author of children’s picture books and novels. He won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, the Caldecott Honor for The Amazing Bone, the Christopher Award for Dominic, and the Newbery Honor for both Abel’s Island and Doctor DeSoto.
  • William Steig Copyright Anne Hall
  • Stanley Tucci


Available Formats and Book Details

Shrek! (Book & CD Set)

William Steig, Read by Stanley Tucci

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  • Unabridged Trade Paperback and CD